AUCD 2021: Register Today!

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Don't miss exciting speakers, presentations, networking opportunities, and tons of virtual fun. Learn more about this year's theme, Learning Together: Connecting Research and Lived Experience, view the agenda, and register at www.aucd.org/conference.

 
 

News

 

9/20/2021

AUCD's 12 Children's Mental Health Champions Complete Their Projects for the 2020-2021 Year

In 2020, the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) expanded its National Center on Disability in Public Health efforts with the launch of a new pilot program, Children's Mental Health Champions. This effort was made possible through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Twelve Champions were selected, representing American Samoa, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Kentucky, Maine, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Dakota, and Virginia, to serve as liaisons to the CDC's Children's Mental Health project in 2020-2021.

 
 

8/12/2021

AIR-P Scholars & Pilot and Feasibility Funding Program

Call for Applications and Proposals

The Autism Intervention Network on Physical Health (AIR-P) seeks applications for the AIR-P Scholars & Pilot and Feasibility funding program during January-December 2022 project year. Proposals must address a topic or topics related to autism and physical health with a focus on enhancing the health and well-being of autistic people. Preference will be given to projects with an emphasis on underserved groups.

 
 

9/16/2021

AUCD International Activities Survey

AUCD is collecting information about international activities across all member centers and programs. We are hoping to capture both the competency and capacity of the network. The results of this survey will inform activities of the AUCD Board of Directors and International Committee, and the level of support AUCD Central Office provides to network members regarding international activities.

 
 
 

Policy

 

10/13/2021

AUCD 2021 Hill Day Virtual Meeting Request

We have provided a sample script that you may individualize to set-up a meeting with members offices for the #AUCD2021 Virtual Hill Day. Note: you will need to fill in the editable fields and delete the highlighted text before sending.

 
 

9/27/2021

What You Need to Know About "Long COVID" and Your Rights Under Disability Rights

Lauren Blachowiak, MEd and Sara Bovat, MSW

Most people who get COVID-19 recover within days or weeks of contracting the virus. However, some people experience Long-COVID conditions for weeks or even months longer. Long COVID conditions are also often commonly known as "Post-COVID conditions," "long-haul COVID," "post-acute COVID-19," "long-term effects of COVID," or "chronic COVID."

 
 

8/26/2021

What You Need to Know About the COVID-19 Vaccine and Your Rights Under the ADA

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) provides individuals with disabilities with legal protections and guarantees of rights applicable to vaccination, and vaccine and mask mandates. Here we answer some common FAQs about the COVID-19 vaccine and your rights under the ADA.

 
 
 

AUCD Webinars

Self-Advocacy Training Series for LEND Programs

Self-Advocacy Training Series for LEND Programs  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, October 7, 2021 - Thursday, October 21, 2021
Location: Virtual

AUCD's Interdisciplinary Technical Assistance Center (ITAC) on Autism and Developmental Disabilities, in partnership with The Center for Leadership in Disability at Georgia State University, is hosting a series of virtual trainings for LEND Programs in October 2021 related to self-advocacy. While the intended audience is LEND leadership and faculty, all are welcome. Trainings will be conducted virtually and recorded and archived for those unable to attend the live sessions.

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AIR-P Presents: Epilepsy in Autism

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Tuesday, October 19, 2021
3:00 pm - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Zoom Webinar

This presentation will provide an overview of the incidence and pathophysiology of epilepsy in patients with autism spectrum disorders, as well as special considerations in treatment.

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Utilizing a Cross-system Framework to Guide Research on Autism and Criminal Justice Intersections: Implications for Physical Health Outcomes

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Tuesday, November 30, 2021
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Location: Zoom Webinar

Research demonstrates that autistic individuals interact with the criminal justice system at high rates. These interactions consequently are risk factors to physical, behavioral, and mental health, as well as the overall wellbeing of autistic individuals. The Global Autism and Criminal Justice Consortium was developed to address this issue and respond to calls from the autism community to prioritize criminal justice concerns.

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November 15-17, 2021
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